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An Ardfert resident accused of stealing thousands of Euro from AIB was before last Friday’s sitting of Kenmare District Court after being extradited from France last week.

Ryan Golden (36) of 4 An Fearann, Ardfert, is accused of 24 offences between June and August 2014. Among these is that he stole €2,800 from AIB on Castle Street, Tralee, on July 7; as well as €5,000 on August 8; €5,000 on August 11; and €1,700 on August 13, all from the same AIB. All of these alleged offences are under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud Offences) Act 2001.

He is also accused under Section 6 of the same act of dishonestly, by deception, inducing Bailys Solicitors, Church Street, Tralee, to lodge more than €11,700 into a bank account with the intention of making a gain for him or another on July 10 of that year.

The remainder of the 24 charges involve allegedly stealing sums of between €10 and €40 from the Castle Street bank.

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Mr Golden was arrested at Dublin Airport last Thursday, August 30, after being extradited from France, by agreement, on foot of a European arrest warrant. He was granted bail on condition that he reside at 4 An Fearann, Ardfert, and notify Gardaí of any change of address; and sign on at Tralee Garda Station between 9am and 9pm on Mondays and Fridays. The Kerryman understands that, by agreement with the State, he is now residing in Dublin and will sign on at a station there instead. He is also required to provide a mobile phone, have it on always and answer, when required, by Gardaí. His defence solicitor, Pádraig O’Connell, said this order is being complied with. Mr O’Connell said his client has also complied with an order to surrender his passport and all travel documents; and that he consents not to apply for travel documents.

He is expected to appear before the next sitting of Tralee Circuit Court for arraignment.


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